The Board of Trustees Professorship was established in 2007. The award recognizes international prominence in research as well as excellence in all facets of teaching. No more than two awards are made each academic year, and no more than 15 professorships are active at any given time.
Each Board of Trustees Professorship is accompanied by a stipend of $10,000. The stipend is renewable annually during the five-year term of appointment. Appointments are renewable on a competitive basis.